Neymar – Football Focus

Our #FootBallFocus player of the day is Neymar.

Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Birthday: 5 February 1992

Neymar is a professional Brazilian Footballer. He is a forward for the French club Paris Saint Germain and the Brazil National Team.

Neymar made his professional debut at the age of 17 where he helped his club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores. He was also named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012.

He has scored 57 goals in 89 matches for Brazil since the age of 18, making him the third highest goalscorer for his national team, trailing only Pelé and Ronaldo.

He is known for his dribbling, finishing and ability to play with both feet, earning comparisons to former Brazil and Santos forward Pelé.

In the world cup he’s played 450min, scored 2 goals from which one was assisted. He got one yellow card, no red cards, his shots per game was 5.2 while his pass success percentage is 84.9. He was also nominated to be man of the match twice through the world cup

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